New Persona 5: The Animation Staff & Promotional Video Revealed

The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Atlus’ Persona 5Persona 5: The Animation, has revealed additional members for the upcoming April anime’s production staff. In addition the first promotional video has also been released.


A few new members of the anime’s production staff have been revealed:

  • Chief Animation Director: Toru Hasegawa (Free! and Koe no Katachi Background Artist)
  • Animation Director: Satoshi Sakai (Attack on Titan, Guilty Crown)
  • CGI Producer: Yuka Ikegami (Rakuen Tsuihou and Naruto Shippuden the Movie Producer)

They will join the previously revealed staff:

  • Director: Masashi Ishihama (Shin Sekai Yori, Kamichu!)
  • Series Composer: Shinichi Inotsume (Gangsta., Sket Dance)
  • Anime Character Designer: Satomi Ishikawa (Konbini Kareshi)
  • Music Composer: Shoji Meguro (Persona 5, Persona 4)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero)

Here is the first promotional video of the anime:

Here is the announcement video for the anime:

The main cast of the game will return to reprise their roles in the anime:

  • Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass) will voice the Ren Amamiya



  • Mamoru Miyano (Rintarou Okabe from Steins;Gate) voices Ryuji Sakamoto



  • Nana Mizuki (Hinata Hyuuga in Naruto) is voicing Anne Takamaki



  • Ikue Otani (Pikachu from Pokemon) will return to voice Morgana


  • Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata from Gintama) will be voicing Yusuke Kitagawa



  • Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka in Toaru Majutsu no Index) as Makoto Niijima



  • Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) voices Futaba Sakura



  • Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna from Sword Art Online) voicing as Haru Okumura


Here is the most recent visual that features Ryuji :


The game first received an OVA just before the Japanese release in September 2016 as Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers. The OVA serves as an introduction to the game.

The Persona series started off in 1996 on the PlayStation as a spin off in the Megami Tensei. Titled Megami Ibunroku Persona, or Revelations: Persona in the west, the game featured a series of high school characters who could summon a persona, a physical representation of their personality. The game received positive reviews and is considered as a hit. Since then, 3 main line games were released and numerous spin offs, re-releases and adaptations. Persona 2 released in 1999 and was made up of two games:Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. The game was a success in Japan but the game failed to receive good international support. The next game wouldn’t release until 2006 on the PlayStation 2. Persona 3 was a massive hit in both Japan and overseas selling over 500,000 units worldwide. Persona 4 followed the same path of success in 2008. The latest main line title is 2016’s Persona 5, releasing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to similar acclaim. with over 1.5 Million copies sold worldwide. The series has also seen numerous spin-offs, adaptations and direct sequels.


A TV anime adaptation of Atlus’ Persona 5, titled Persona 5: The Animation, will premiere in April this year, throughout the Spring 2018 anime season. Further information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter: @p_kouhou

Source Article - Persona 5: The Animation Website
Source Article - Anime News Network

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